Join the world teenage reporting project – COVID-19?

Are you a teenager involved in a local community media? Are you interested in making your voice heard in the current COVID-19crisis? Newsrooms doing broadcast, print and online with teenage reporters in 14 countries are already participating in the World Teenage Reporting Project around COVID-19, but there is room for you, too!

The project is a collaboration organized by Global Youth & News Media to produce stories by teenage reporters from newsrooms around the world about what their counterparts — other teenagers —  are doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Communicating the Sustainable Development Goals – A toolkit for community radio

There is enough research based evidence to state that community-driven approaches lead to sustainable impact and local empowerment. Thus the key to the success in achieving the SDGs is to engage with citizens and to work with organisations that actually work on the ground and are deeply engaged and vulnerable populations.

Communicating Sustainable Development Goals: A Toolkit for Community Radio, is a one of its kind effort to demystify and simplify the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets for community radios, in order to ensure their contribution in meeting the Agenda 2030. Continue reading

Generation Equality Forum

What a powerful women’s month this March has been with documentation of the situation of women in the media, on how women are portrayed by the media and as users of the media.

On the global stage the ‘Beijing+25 review’ of the ‘Plan of Action’ was foreseen with excitement, summing up the analysis by all the UN member countries. Continue reading

Radio Kobani, joyfulness and information – the potential of community media.

Under siege by the Corona virus – what we can learn from being under siege by war
Radio Kobani – Trailer from Square Eyes on Vimeo

“War has no winners,” says Dilovan Kîko, the main character in the documentary “Radio Kobanî”. But with her enormous effort to create a local radio in the war-torn city of Kobanî, she somehow contradicts herself. There is one winner: the human resilience personified in Dilovan finds the surplus power and joy to continue life. Continue reading

Community media in times of (Coronavirus) crisis

Community media play a vital role in times of crisis. We are taking our work as providers of information very seriously, especially in this situation, because we consider it politically crucial to accompany this pandemic with a spirit of solidarity and with a critical view of society and a fair perspective. Our role is not to spread panic, but to engage in responsible communication. Providing multilingual information is part of our mandate and a task still inadequately carried out by official sources.

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